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Professional Staff


Ron Cheney, President, CPO (e)

Ron Cheney, CPO (e) and president of American Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., began his career shortly after graduating from high school when he was presented with two job opportunities, both involving creating products from wood. One was in cabinetry, and the other in prosthetics. By choosing prosthetics, Ron’s career has enabled him to provide a service that would help people improve their quality of life. From early on, Ron had commitment to the company and his patients, learning not only savvy business strategies to build APO into a strong company with a top-shelf professional staff, but continuing his own education in the profession. Ron is certified by the American Board for Certification in Prosthetics & Orthotics. Ron started his career at the Winkley Artificial Limb Co. in 1958. In the mid-1960s, the company was separated from Winkley and renamed American Prosthetics, Inc. Ron and three colleagues purchased American Prosthetics, Inc. in 1972. Ron acquired the entire firm in 1988. That purchase resulted in a total of eight offices in Iowa and one in Moline, Ill. It was renamed American Prosthetics & Orthotics in the 1990s to reflect its comprehensive services. The firm employs two generations of the family, too. Son Rod Cheney, CPO, is executive vice president of APO. His son Brent Cheney, CO, is APO’s Director of Material Management. Ron’s wife, Rikki, is Director of Internal Affairs. “I believe that if he had taken his job offer at a cabinet store, he’d own his own furniture business,” said Rod. “His work ethic and savvy would have propelled him to success no matter what path he had chosen.”

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Steve Galluzzo, CPO, LPO, Des Moines Branch Manager

Steve Galluzzo, CPO, LPO, serves as the manager of the Des Moines patient care offices of APO. He is responsible for clinic and field operations, as well as staff management. Steve also sees orthotic and prosthetic patients. Steve earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Missouri State University and his Orthotic and Prosthetic certifications from Northwestern University. He is an ABC-certified practitioner with more than 22 years of experience in the fields of prosthetics and orthotics. Steve is an active member of The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP). He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in West Des Moines with their three daughters, Natalie, Rachel, and Sarah.

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Michael Hatfield, CPed, LO

Michael Hatfield, CPed, LO, is an ABC-Certified pedorthist in the Des Moines office. He joined the APO team in 1999 as an orthotic technician. Michael received his pedorthic training from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. He is an active member of Adaptive Sports Iowa and participates regularly in that group’s wheelchair basketball and cycling activities. He has ridden in the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) every year since July 2012. He is married to Mary Ann and the couple resides in Des Moines with their son, Preston, and their dog.

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Brent Morgan, CPO, LPO

Brent Morgan, CPO, LPO, joined the APO team in 2011. He is ABC-certified in orthotics and prosthetics with more than 14 years of experience in the fields and sees patients at the firm’s offices in Iowa City. Brent earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa and received his O&P training from the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center. He resides in Iowa City with his wife, Becca, and their sons, Thomas, John, and Matthew.

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